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Hunters upset by PETCO's teaching of Animal Rights (english)
14 May 2003
Modified: 15 May 2003
These hunters aren't as hapless as Elmer Fudd; "Sportsmen should contact PETCO and let the company know that its support of an anti-hunting group is unacceptable."
Sportsmen Must Continue to Educate Businesses that Back the Anti's- (05/02)
U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance (USSA)

Two pet supply companies have failed to terminate their partnerships with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) despite significant pressure from sportsmen. The U.S. Sportsmenís Alliance urges hunters to continue efforts to inform the businesses of HSUSís anti-hunting agenda and demand that the relationships cease.

The charitable arm of PETsMART made a $15,000 contribution to HSUS for spay and neuter programs. The U.S. Sportsmenís Alliance does not take issue with the spaying and neutering of pets. However, every dollar that HSUS receives from corporate America to fund such programs represents money that is made available for its national campaigns to end hunting, trapping and fishing.

To emphasize that point, according to a recent article in Worth Magazine, HSUS brought in $65 million in revenue in 2000, but gave out only $1.6 million in cash grants to animal protection groups. In fact, Worth reports that the American Institute of Philanthropy ďgives the group a D for spending as much as 53 percent of its expenses on fundraising.

Sportsmen and sportswomen should express their dissatisfaction with PETsMARTís support of HSUS by contacting Philip Francis, President & CEO, PETsMART, Inc., 19601 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85027; Phone: 800-738-1385. You can also send comments online from the following web address:

The charitable arm of PETCO is sponsoring the HSUSís National Association for Humane and Environmental Education (NAHEE) Adopt a Teacher program in 500 elementary schools across the country. The program is part of the groupís plan to introduce children, kindergarten through grade six, to the animal rights movement.

The Adopt a Teacher program places the HSUS publication Kids In Natureís Defense (KIND) News into the hands of teachers and students on a monthly basis during the school year. It provides classrooms with materials that promote the HSUS and its agenda.

Take Action! Sportsmen should contact PETCO and let the company know that its support of an anti-hunting group is unacceptable.

Brian Devine, President & CEO, PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc.
9125 Rehco Rd.
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: (858) 453-7845 ext. 3046
Fax: (858) 453-6585.

ABOUT THE U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance
The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance (Fomerly the Wildlife Legislative Fund of America 'WLFA') provides direct lobbying and grassroots coalition support to protect and advance the rights of hunters, fishermen, trappers and scientific wildlife management professionals. This is accomplished through coalition building, ballot issue campaigning and legislative and government relations. Contributions to the U.S. Sportsmens Alliance, a 501 (C) 4 organization, are not tax deductible unless you are in an outdoors related industry.

The U.S. Sportsman's Alliance Outdoor Business Council, chaired by Dick Cabela (of Cabela's, World's Foremost Outfitter, provides direct avenues for business leaders to play a significant role in the protection of the outdoor legacy. Participating firms shall take a leadership role in a national movement working to ensure a bright future for hunting, fishing, trapping and wildlife management programs dependent upon these activities.

SEE ALSO, "Environmentalists = Terrorists"
Have you ever signed a petition in support of an environmental or animal-rights issue? Do you belong to the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, or Greenpeace? Have you publicly protested some environmental or animal rights outrage? If legislation crafted and promoted by the ultra-conservative American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) becomes law, these fundamental rights of American citizenship could become illegal. Exploiting the current political climate against terrorism, ALEC has teamed up with the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance, a pro-hunting group, to create a model "Animal and Ecological Terrorism Act." The legislation is part of an intense backlash against increasingly effective and vocal citizen campaigns aimed at halting -- and holding corporations accountable for -- environmental, animal-rights and public health abuses...
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all hunters should be... (english)
15 May 2003
All hunters should be shot on sight